tree tents by luminair
nov 26, 2012
tree tents by luminair


‘tree tents’ by luminair
all images courtesy of luminair

 

 

the culmination of three years worth of research, these ‘tree tents’ by luminair are coming to forests near you. bringing awareness to the timber
harvest and lifecycle, these suspended capsules bring comfortable and low impact retreats up in the canopies. the living spaces are contained by
a sustainable structural frame enclosed with high density cotton canvas fabric. a combination of green ash wood and strong, lightweight
hybrid aluminum sub-frame components are easily transported and assembled. steam-bent into a spherical shape, the form spreads loads across
the structure to absorb movements of inhabitants. its 100% waterproof exterior is insulated with sheep wool, making the shelters perfect for year-round
use and semi-permanent camps. it comes in olive green, red and natural.

 

spanning three meters in diameter, the interior room comfortably accommodates 2 adults. kits include side benches which extend into beds.
a bio-fuel stove for heating and cooking can also warm the water  stored inside the under-floor tank. 

 

 


spherical tent suspended amidst tree trunks

 

 


ladder leads into front door

 

 


side window

 

 


door entry

 

 


fabric door rolled up

 

 


bedroom

 

 


bed beneath side window

 

 


light detail

 

 


bio-fuel stove and bed

 

 


view of bio-fuel stove and bed from other bed

 

 


other window

 

 


upward view of skylight

 

 


creation of tent prototype

 

 


green ash framework

 

 


installation

 

 

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